I've got a pair of Diodes from last winter late season sale. I prefer stiff bindings. We'll, I loved my Malolo, that surfy ride was sweet but we don't get enough pow days here. I am also curious about the rocker transition..... I think so long as it is not between my feet I will be ok with it. Last season I tested a NS Cobra at SLC on super hard pack ice conditions.... Hated it..... But I am sure it rocks in soft pack.